Re: Eggs in "Cozy" ATTN: Martha
Posted by Evelyn on 4/24/07
Thanks Martha! I'll let you know the outcome!
On 4/23/07, Martha wrote:
> I have no experience with fostering myself. Here is a site I
> found (take out the spaces):
> http://www.love birdsplus.com/fostering. html
> I quote ths from the last paragraph of the text:
> "I have had a lot of success with fostering and many chicks have
> been saved that otherwise would have died. I've had babies hatch
> from eggs that I've picked up from the bottoms of cages where
> pairs were on breeder rest and the hen started to lay. My
> fostering technique is not species specific, either. I find that,
> as long as I know my own birds, I can foster almost any lovebird
> species to any other lovebird species....as long as I stay within
> my own criteria."
> Hope that helps you out and good luck.
> Do you have time to handfeed them in case they are hatched but not
> If you decide not to "transfer" them in the end; would you be able
> to get a nice thick layer of nesting material into the cozy
> (without making it too high for the babies to fall out) and
> something to stabilize the bottom. Maybe you could get by with
> them in the cozy, safe and clean, for a couple of weeks and then
> pull them for handfeeding when and if things start to look "iffy".
> I would also talk to my vet and have him show you techniques on
> how to correct splayed legs (if you don't already know), so you
> can take action ASAP should this happen. It is usually
> correctable if caught early on.
> I understand that you want to do everything possoble to keep these
> babies and I wish you the very best luck. Hope the linked helped
> you out with making your decision.